Working on facts, not seer`s dream: Govt on Unnao gold hunt

Ministry of Culture said that the excavation by Archaeological Survey of India started on the basis of a report by Geological Survey of India and not merely a seer`s dream.

Last Updated: Oct 19, 2013, 11:13 AM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: As the hunt for the buried gold treasure continued for second day in Unnao on Saturday, the Ministry of Culture said that the excavation by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) started on the basis of a report by Geological Survey of India (GSI) and not merely a seer`s dream.

The Ministry further said that the GSI report stated presence of alloys at around 5-10 meters below the surface. Hence, the decision to carry out the excavation was taken.

The statement was issued by the Ministry after it reports claimed that the digging began after a seer dreamt of hidden gold buried under the ruins at the fort of former King Raja Rao Ram Bux Singh in Unnao`s Daudiakala village.
The king along with Rani Laxmi Bai of Jhansi fought the British during the 1857 Mutiny and was overthrown in the process. He went into hiding only to be captured in Varanasi after which he was sent to the gallows.